Drink Like A Texan: Michelada

I just became the Foursquare mayor of my local liquor vending establishment, so I feel like I should give back to the community a little bit. With all that’s going on in the Texas lege right now in terms of de- and under-funding vital programs at the expense of our state’s most vulnerable populations, I figure we could all use a damned drink.

So here is a damned drink: the Michelada. It is one of my favorites, and it’s a Mexican/Tex-Mex/Texas classic.

  • Fill a tall tumbler glass with ice
  • Fill to half with Clamato Picante.
  • Add several dashes (depending on your spice tolerance) Tabasco sauce.
  • I like to add a healthy dash of a smoky-pepper sauce, just for fun. Like this one from Sgt. Pepper.
  • Add a half-jigger of lemon juice. Can be that kind from in the bottle if you must. No problem.
  • Toss in a bunch of sea salt. Like, several pinches or something.
  • Squeeze in juice of half a fresh lime (seriously don’t use the bottled stuff with limes, it is not worth it), saving a wedge for garnish.
  • Fill to brim with Mexican beer–I like Modelo Especial.
  • Garnish with that lime wedge and a straw so you can stir up all the deliciousness.
  • Enjoy on a patio somewhere.

About andrea grimes

Andrea is a journalist living in Austin, TX. She has a master's degree in anthropology and did her thesis work on gender and stand-up comedy. Seriously. Also, she has a bunch of cats. Three of them. Is three a bunch? Discuss.
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One Response to Drink Like A Texan: Michelada

  1. if you go around drinking this nasty thing while wearing your volleyball shorts, i will KNOW you’ve lost it and promptly call social services for you. cause that’s what i’m here for.

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